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Medical Aspects of Disability for the Rehabilitation Professional

Medical Aspects of Disability for the Rehabilitation Professional

by Alex MorozSteven R. Flanagan and Herb Zaretsky
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Publication Date: 30/11/2016
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The fifth edition of this landmark volume has been substantially updated and expanded to encompass an abundance of innovative rehabilitation research supported by changing technology and new research methodologies. Written for rehabilitation practitioners, researchers, and students, it distills crucial new information regarding aspects of disability pertaining to medical conditions commonly encountered in rehabilitation settings. The fifth edition addresses new topics at the forefront of medical rehabilitation and disability from clinical, functional, and psychological perspectives, including traumatic brain injury, stroke and spinal cord injury, limb deficiency, organ transplantation, geriatric rehabilitation, and new and technology-based rehabilitation research.The book delivers new findings about social work in physical medicine, complementary and alternative treatments, trends in treatment delivery and payment systems, relevant legislation, and telerehabilitation. New chapter authors noted authorities in their fields address rheumatic diseases, stroke, rehabilitation nursing, research directions, and integrative medicine, among other topics. The text continues to be the only guide to medical aspects of disability for non-physician rehabilitation professionals and other health care providers outside of rehabilitation medicine. It serves as a comprehensive guide on what to expect and how to manage each medical issue, causative agents, classification, pain management, psychological factors, and more. Also included are plentiful case studies, discussion questions, and a robust instructor package.

New to the Fifth Edition:



Updated coverage of rheumatic diseases, stroke, rehabilitation nursing, research directions, and integrative medicine
New information about traumatic brain injury, limb deficiency, organ transplantation, geriatric rehabilitation, and Technology-based research
Innovations in delivery and payment systems, accreditation, opportunities and challenges for quality, and outcome assessments
New findings regarding social work in physical medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, relevant legislation, and telerehabilitation
Updates on speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disorders
New coverage of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and pediatric disorders

Key Features:

Delivers key information critical to the study of disability including functional status, prognosis, psychology, and vocational issues
Discusses how changes in health care regulations have impacted rehabilitation medicine delivery
Analyzes the convergence of emerging technologies and clinical practice
Includes the contributions of distinguished practitioners, researchers, and educators
Provides a robust Instructor's Manual
ISBN:
9780826132277
9780826132277
Category:
Rehabilitation
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
30-11-2016
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Co Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Edition:
5th Edition
Pages:
750
Dimensions (mm):
254x178x42mm
Weight:
1.92kg

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